January 21, 2021
On January 14, 2021, President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation extending safeguard measures in the form of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) on large residential washers and various washer parts for an additional two years.
The TRQs were implemented in 2018 against Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheadings 8450.11.00 and 8450.20.00 for washers and on HTS subheadings 8450.90.20 and 8450.90.60 for certain washer parts.
These TRQs were to expire in February 2021. With this Presidential Proclamation, the TRQs, which range from 16 percent to 50 percent, depending on import volumes and the year, will remain in effect for another two years. Excepted from this are products and parts from Canada and certain WTO-member developing countries. President Trump determined that “the action continues to be necessary to prevent or remedy the serious injury to the domestic washer industry” as it makes a positive adjustment to import competition.
Crane Trade Services can assist you with questions regarding the TRQs. For assistance please contact CWTSConsulting@craneww.com.